Netrepid To Award Virtual Server Hosting To UpNext 1.0 Hackthon Winners

September 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
September 10, 2015 - Netrepid announced today that it will be providing a virtual private server (VPS) hosting package to the winner of the first ever UpNext 1.0 Hackthon, being held October 12th through 17th at Harrisburg University as part of UPNEXT FEST.

The winning team will be awarded a virtual server hosting prize package with a 12-month subscription. Specifications for the virtual server include:
  • Windows Server 2012 (or Linux equivalent)
  • 4Gb of RAM
  • Single Processor
  • 200Gb of Storage
  • Burstable bandwidth
  • Phone and email tech support

  • "Virtual server hosting is one of our most in-demand services because each plan can be customized to meet the demands of any business," said Sam Coyl, President and CEO of Netrepid. "For startups, virtual servers are an ideal platform to build their business upon because it can start small and scale very quickly."

    Netrepid is one of many Harrisburg-area businesses sponsoring UpNext Fest, an eight day event starting October 10 that celebrates Central PA tech companies, the organizations and meetups that support them, and the outstanding people that make them happen. UpNext 1.0 is a week-long contest for those with a great idea for product or service looking to build the next big thing. During the competition, teams of three build a minimal viable product version of their idea and then pitch the concept to actual VCs to win cash and other prizes.

    "We have been thrilled to have Netrepid sponsor our events from the beginning," said Chuck Russell, Co-organizer of UPNEXT FEST. "I greatly appreciate their contribution and commitment to the Central PA startup community."

    For more information on virtual server hosting from Netrepid, please visit

    About Netrepid
    Founded in 2004, Netrepid is a service-disabled veteran owned business that provides hosting and technology services to help growing companies accelerate their evolution from the ground to the cloud. Recognized as the 8th fastest growing managed services provider in the world and also one of North America's top 100 managed hosting providers, Netrepid privately owns an 8000-square foot, Tier 3-quality data center located in Harrisburg, PA. From the data center, Netrepid is able to provide its direct clients and network of resellers a wide array of subscription-based technology solutions ranging from colocation to infrastructure hosting and application hosting.

    Netrepid creates a relationship that allows them to become a part of the team for their clients, partners and resellers not just a vendor. This strong relationship based culture enables Netrepid to provide quality advice, support, and direction to their clients as they match technology to their business.

    To learn more about Netrepid, call 800.577.6981, visit or follow the company on Twitter @netrepid.

    About Harrisburg UPNEXT FEST
    Started in 2013 as the Harrisburg Startup Weekend, UPNEXT FEST has grown into eight days of events celebrating Central Pennsylvania technology companies, the organizations and meet-ups that support them and the outstanding people that make them happen!

    Each year, our tech community opens their doors, hosts events and rolls out the red carpet for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the technology and startup scene in Central PA.

    Our 2015 lineup runs from October 10th through October 17th and is packed with daily events consisting of morning coffees, epic mentor office hours, a High School Pitch contest, technology and learning conferences, technology meet-ups, open houses, happy hours, a Startup Movie Festival and Cocktail Party, a Technology Gala and a Startup Weekend where more than 100 entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs build a startup in weekend.

    UPNEXT 2015 is brought to you by The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, The Founders Roundtable and AIGA. Learn more at

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